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now nbc nightly news is next. good night. hundreds killed as ss deeper into crisis and a bitter fight during an emergency meeting at the u.n. >>> first in the west. tonight, voters have their say in nevada. as decision 2012 turns to a key swing state. >>> winter whiteout. record snowfall blankets part of the u.s. as europe suffers through a deep freeze. >>> super bowl fever with 24 hours to go, it's pandemonium in indianapolis. the fans, the teams and the high school kids given a once in a lifetime opportunity. captions paid for by nbc-universal television. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, all eyes are on the middle east and two unfolding crises. in syria, the latest attempt to crush the anti-government uprising may have been the deadliest yet with hundreds reportedly killed in a bombardment of syria's third largest city. tonight, president obama is calling on syria's president assad to step aside and allow a democratic transition to proceed immediately. but today, a u.n. resolution calling for assad to leave failed when china and russia refused to support it. and also
of the komen foundation comes to nbc news to defend that controversial move. >>> new fallout from mitt romney's choice of words about the very poor. and tonight, a new endorsement from a man whose catch phrase is "you're fired." all the news from the trail tonight. >>> mystery illness, why are a dozen teenage girls from the same school coming down with frightening symptoms? tonight, what we found out when we went back to dig a little deeper. >>> is a spoonful of sugar really so dangerous? should it get the same treatment as alcohol and cigarettes? that's what some are suggesting tonight. >>> and what exactly was that streaking across the night sky last night? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. as we get into our lead story tonight, think how many pink ribbons you've seen. we've all seen over the course of our lifetime. the biggest name behind those ribbons is the biggest name in the fight against breast cancer, the susan g. komen foundation. they split this week with planned parenthood. because both organizations do so much, because so m
elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. today we begin with a giant win. the new york giants defeated the new england patriots last night at the super bowl in indianapolis right here on nbc. it was a thrilling game that was not decided until the game's very last play. nbc's mario solis has more. >>> good morning. four years ago the giants needed a remarkable catch and a late touchdown to beat the patriots to win the super bowl. last night it was deja vu all over again or should i say deja blue. super bowl xlvi went down to the wire, giants trailing late in the fourth when eli manning hitting mario manningham. somehow some way he makes the catch and stays inbound to keep the drive alive. that sets up this. ahmad bradshaw untouched with the go-ahead score with a minute to play. giants rally once again to beat the pats in super bowl 46, 21-17. we'll have much more on the giants super bowl win ahead in sports. for now, back to you, lynn
with neighborhood crimes takes matters into his own hands. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with the trump card. donald trump gave mitt romney his endorsement yesterday. the move came as a surprise to newt gingrich's campaign officials and add fuel for critics who claim romney is out of touch with the less fortunate. nbc's brian moore mooar joins u washington. >> reporter: good morning. he's throwing his muscle behind mitt romney because he's not going to allow bad things to continue to this country, but the image of two ultra-rich guys standing next to each other in vegas, not exactly helping mitt romney get past his statement that he was not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net. romney says that statement made in an interview with cnn was a misstatement of something he has said throughout his time on the campaign trail that he's trying to help the middle class. newt gingrich, of course, quick to pounce. he said that we should
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the brain storm that was hatched in a dorm room at harvard eight years ago. the idea that changed what it means to be a friend is tonight poised to go public in a very big way. hours ago facebook filed the necessary paperwork to sell shares on the stock market. $5 billion worth. if the $5 billion number doesn't get your attention there's more. in its filing, facebook publically posted some astounding numbers. 845 million active users every month. 2.7 billion posted likes and comments every single day. 250 million photos uploaded every day. and 100 billion friendships. the essence of facebook's social network is not a company that makes things unless you count money. it's where we begin here tonight with nbc's kate snow here in the studio. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. eight years ago mark zuckerburg facebook creator was instant messaging with a friend and said he hates working under other people. today he is leading one of the biggest companies in the world and is about to take a step that means he will have
a difference for kids every step of the way. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the fbi is claiming tonight it has stopped a lone wolf terrorist attack on u.s. soil as part of a sting operation set up by the government. in any kind of a sting where the government trails a suspect then swoops in and arrests him before the crime, we never get to find out what would have happened in the end. that is exactly the case tonight in our nation's capital where the fbi has arrested a man in such a sting operation, who they say intended to go to the u.s. capitol building and blow himself up. it's where we begin tonight with the reporting of our justice correspondent pete williams. pete, good evening. >> reporter: federal agents say what makes this sting operation different is that the man they arrested was willing to carry out a suicide attack wearing a bomb, with one of his targets possibly the capitol visitor center right behind me. they say he never actually had any explosives. police and fbi agents combed through the home of a 29-ye
out for the first time in nascar for the first time in nascar history. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with "the artist," a black and white nostalgic nod to old hollywood stole the show at last night's oscars. nbc's jinah kim joins us from hollywood with all the red carpet glitz and glam and the details on who took home the coveted gold. jinah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. you know, george clooney joked during our interview with him on the red carpet that now he's going to be doing silent pictures. and after this, that may not be far from the truth. with no color and almost no words, "the artist" has revived an art form that has not been celebrated by oscar in 83 years. >> and the oscar goes to -- "the artist." >> reporter: "the artist" swept the academy awards' top three honors, winning best picture, best director and best actor for jean dujardin. [ speaking foreign language ] merci beaucoup. i love you. >> reporte
is captured on video. cacaptions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a late-night agreement. just hours ago, house and senate negotiators agreed on the final version of a new deal to extend the payroll tax cut to the end of the year. a vote could come as early as friday. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the details. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the finance chairs on both the house and senate side said it looks like they have enough support at least among the negotiating group to get this to a vote. it would involve 160 million working americans holding on to the 2% payroll tax cut this year, but the negotiators haven't been able to figure out how to pay the $100 billion price tag. so they are adding it to the nation's debt. after this month unemployment benefits would also continue but they would be scaled back after may instead of the maximum 99 weeks in states with high unemployment, the most you could g
now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. while americans slept gas prices went up another three and a half cents. it's not a supply problem. right now there's plenty on hand, and it's not a demand problem, we're using less gas than we do in the summer months. the problem is prices are largely set by commodities traders also known these days as speculators and with just the hint of military action in the middle east between iran and israel and a few other factors, it drives up the price of the one liquid that can be the lynchpin of the u.s. economy, the one thing that can affect everybody and make everything more expensive, these pump prices are getting the attention of a lot of americans. today that included the president. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's miguel almaguer in l.a. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. we found a bargain for you tonight $4.35 a gallon for regular at this gas station. a deal because so many gas stations ar
for by nbc-universal television. >>> good evening. her music moved us and whitney houston found her voice as a young girl and some of the top names gathered with her family and friends for a stirring and joyous tribute to her life. it was one week ago the 48-year-old superstar was found dead inside a beverly hills, california, hotel room. tonight, mourners continue to leave remembrances to houston outside the new hope baptist church where earlier more than a thousand people attended the private funeral. but potentially millions of others watched on television. as the service was broadcast uninterrupted on the cable news channels. nbc's rehema ellis has more on whitney houston's emotional sendoff. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the high spirited service lasted for almost four hours. whitney houston's only child, 18-year-old bobbi kristina and her mother cissy were joined by an invitation only family and friends to remember the high moments in houston's life and her unparalleled voice. ♪ with stevie wonder and a full choir, the church made a joyful noise. new hope baptis
. nasa releases stunning video of tornadoes on the surface of the sun. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and a very good morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with politics and theology. president obama's campaign is criticizing republican contender rick santorum. the former pennsylvania senator said that president obama believes in a, quote, phony theology, but santorum insists he wasn't talking about the president's christianity. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington. >> reporter: good morning. last night, even more comments that raised eyebrows from santorum, who has pitched himself as the most conservative candidate in this rate. critics haare saying his commen over the weekend are over the line. last night, rick santorum seemed to compare president obama to hitler. >> maybe he's not the best guy after a while. you found out some things about this guy in europe. >> reporter: this after another controversial comment saturday. >> it's not about you. it's no
confrontation. a dispute between native american tribal members turns violent. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello. good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm richard lui. today we start with breaking news. a line of suspected tornados tearing through the midwest overnight. at least one death is being reported. more than a dozen have been injured. this is video here we have for you from central kansas where the national weather service confirms a tornado touching down. the state's governor has declared a state of emergency. meanwhile, extensive damage is being reported in southwest missouri, including the tourist city of branson. bill karins will have much more coming up in weather. stick around for that. >>> now to tuesday's republican presidential primary. two big wins for mitt romney restoring h momentum heading into super tuesday next week. in arizona, he beat rick santorum by 20 points and wins all 29g delegates. in michigan, they will each get some of the state's 30 delegates. nbc' steve handelsman has details f
for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. another one of music's shining stars has been dimmed, gone too soon. barely 24 hours after singer whitney houston's lifeless body was discovered in a beverly hills hotel, fans and fellow entertainers are still struggling to find the right words that truly capture her remarkable voice and the depth of her impact on popular music. and tonight, on what should be the music industry's brightest night, the grammys, we're left to wonder if whitney houston ever overcame the demons that haunted her life and career. nbc's kristen dahlgren is outside the beverly hilton hotel to begin our coverage. good evening. >> reporter: lester, the coroner's office just confirmed the autopsy is complete on whitney houston but it will be six to eight weeks before we get ruts of toxicology tests as investigators try to piece together the star's final moments. the call came in at 3:43, pop superstar whitney houston was unresponsive. >> when our officers arrived in the hotel room on the fourth floor, the fire department and hotel security were already attempting resusci
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello. good morning. i'm lynn berry. real estate mogul and would-be political playmaker donald trump gave mitt romney his endorsement yesterday. the move came as a surprise to newt gingrich's campaign officials and added fuel to critics who claim romney is out of touch with the less fortunate. nbc's brian moore joins us from washington. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. as mitt romney points out only in america. donald trump standing on stage in vegas putting his endorsement behind mitt romney. he believes mitt romney will not allow bad things to continue to happen to this country but the image of two rich guys standing on that stage didn't help romney get over his gaffe on wednesday in which he said he was, quote, not concerned about the very poor because they have an ample safety net. romney says that was a misstatement but it's been pounced on by his opposition. newt gingrich has jumped on him saying that we should care about the very poor. yesterday, during the national prayer breakfast, though, it is not political
on earth comes down. captions paid for by nbc-universal television. >>> good evening. the anti-american backlash in afghanistan may have taken another ominous turn on this fifth day of protests. two more americans both high ranking u.s. military officers were shot to death as they worked on a heavily fortified afghan ministry building. tonight, nato officials are taking extraordinary steps to protect military personnel working in kabul. four americans have been killed since a wave of protests have erupted over the accidental burning of the koran. der spite the attacks, today president obama said he remains committed to a partnership with the afghan government. nbc's tia aboui has the very latest. tia, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the defense minister called leon panetta offering his condolences and apologies after the killing of two u.s. army officers as anti-american protests continued. police and demonstrators clashing again today in northern afghanistan. the protesters attacked shops, government buildings and a united nations compound. they shouted
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with the show going on. with the music world still reeling after the weekend's tragic death of pop superstar whitney houston, last night at the annual grammy awards, the industry paid tribute to the singer, while not far away the investigation into the cause of her death continued. nbc's jinah kim joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the befrl hills police department has put a stop on this investigation, meaning we won't get information for weeks, if not months. meanwhile, as you said, some of the biggest names in music made it very clear at the grammy show last night that she will be missed. >> i just want to say to whitney up in heaven, we all love you, whitney houston. >> reporter: music's biggest awards night turned into an impromptu tribute to whitney houston. songs and photos of the six-time grammy winner were featured throughout the night, along with a tender rendition of her most famous ballad
and how it can escape detection. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it didn't take long for the issue that loomed so large in the last presidential election to find its way to the headlines in this election. religion. the president's religion, the religion of his challengers, especially mitt romney's mormonism, was front and center again today, helped along by the remarks this morning on live television by the son of the most famous preacher in america. we have two reports tonight, before we hear from peter alexander on the campaign trail in michigan. we begin with nbc's andrea mitchell in washington on this change in the tone about the conversation about religion today. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. rick santorum has been firing up the republican base by accusing president obama of having, quote, a phony theology. he says he's not questioning the president's christian faith, but he has reignited a hot debate over religion and politics. rick santorum says he's not talking about religion but about president o
believe was a first today at the white house. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight, parents are outraged over what happened to their children at school as a big and fast-moving scandal now has rocked one of the largest elementary schools in the country, inside the second largest school system in the country in los angeles. officials there have made big and fast changes. two veteran teachers have been charged with lewd conduct, aimed at their own students, including allegations of some of the worst kind of abuse imaginable. the school has been shut down for two days. the entire staff has been transferred. it's an extraordinary action and it matches the outrage of the parents at the potential victimization of their children. it's where we begin here tonight with nbc's mike taibbi in los angeles. >> reporter: crying children. children and their parents, hugged for the teachers they won't see for a while. and their school with 1,500 students, shut down for two days. the school superintendent announced the unprecedented meas
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with going up. oil prices hit a nine-month high after iran halled crude exports to britain and france. american drivers are feeling the pain at the pump as gasoline prices have reached historic high for this time of year. nbc's michelle franzen reports. >> reporter: if you're feeling the pinch on your wallet every time you fill up the tank. >> it's definitely hurt me in the pocket. >> reporter: you're not alone. >> i can't afford it you have to buy gas to get around. >> reporter: gas prices at an all-time high for this time of year. the average price for a gallon of regular is $3.56 and eating into monthly budgets. >> pretty high. it takes about $120 for me to fill up my truck. >> reporter: so what's behind the spike? supply issues due to refinery problems on the east coast and ongoing conflicts in the oil rich countries. >> the geo politics in the middle east causing a psychology of fear about future supply h
. >>> and wild ride. an out of control car causing a fiery delay at the daytona 500. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm richard lui. today we begin with an unspeakable tragedy. residents of chardon, ohio, are in shock this morning after a teenager walked into his high school lunchroom yesterday and opened fire, killing two classmates and wounding three others. the 17-year-old shooter was later captured and is now in custody. this morning, students and families are still searching for answers. jay gray reports from ohio. >> reporter: chardon high is still on lockdown this morning, a full day after a deadly shooting rampage in the school's cafeteria. >> we have an active shooter at the high school. >> reporter: investigators say that shooter was 17-year-old t.j. lane. >> he had no emotion on his face. he was just shooting. >> reporter: quietly, deliberately gunning down students before chased from the building by teachers and surrendering without incident a few blocks away. overnight, hundreds gathered at several vigils across this tight-knit town, sea
it has to do with the bathrooms and the fact that most of them are locked during the school day. nbc bay area's kimberly is live to explain. >> reporter: getting a hall pass is one thing. finding a restroom that is unlocked is another. mount diablo high school students say it is a problem that has gotten worse this school year. >> i can't focus in class if i need to use the bathroom. horrible. >> reporter: on any given day students say their biggest problem isn't a pop quiz or getting to english class, it is finding an unlocked restroom. you go to the bathroom and find they are locked? >> yes. >> reporter: what do you do? if they have to if really bad they go behind the trees or. the total number of toilets available is five for girls and two for boys along with urinals. that number falls incredibly short when it comes to law. >> some people go to bathrooms and smoke weed or do illegal stuff but they keep them locked and it is unfair for people that want to use them. >> what do you do. >> wait until after school and go to mcdonald's or something. >> what if you have to go change somethin
her story with nbc bay area news. >>> good evening. thank you for joining us on this sunday night. >> did the bay area teen help the giants snag the lombardi trophy? the super bowl winners drew inspiration from the high schooler and the team and fan are celebrating and the bay area teen who helped to pump them up is surprised by the attention she is getting. we have more on her, her coach and they are stunned by all of this. >> jessica. it with one simple act of perseverance and though it was a year ago this young athlete crawled across the fin iffish line it is a lesson with no expiration date. with less than a mile to go, holland reynolds was on her way to another state championship, but then she stumbled and collapsed a few feet from the finish line. suffering from dehydration and hypothermia, she slowly and painfully crawled her way to victory. later she said she did for her coach at san francisco's university high school, jim tracey who had been diagnose nieced with als or lou gehrig's disease. >> now i have other athletes looking agent me and i never thought that would happe
to san jose police last year. in east san jose, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> you mentioned 392 hate crimes committed in san jose last year, look at the numbers now, that is up from 24 in 2010, the motivation behind these hate crimes vary, half the attacks were racially or ethically motivated, ten of the hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation, five of the attacks driven by religion and one motivated by a disability. >>> a body found with a gunshot wound has san jose police investigating the city's third murder of the year. police officers discovered the body last night at 10:00 in the parkinlo otf an apartment complex 4300 block of blackford avenue near saratoga and 280. the victim is a 21-year-old man, pronounced dead at the santa clara medical center. >>> a year and a half in the making, activists both sides of the same sex marriage issue are anxiously awaiting tomorrow when an appeals court will issue its ruling. the three-judge panel from the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco can either uphold the rule wig voided prop 8 or they could strike i
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. brian is off tonight. i'm lester holt. score another one for the power of social media, susan g. komen for the cure. the nation's largest breast cancer charity is the latest high-profile organization forced to beat a hasty retreat from an unpopular decision in the face of a twitter and facebook firestorm. in this case it was komen's decision to pull funding from its long-time women's health partner planned parenthood. though komen said it dropped planned parenthood because it was under government investigation, many women read it as komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion groups. the public outcry amplified over the internet became deafening. today an about-face for komen. nbc lisa myers has our report. >> reporter: the organization known for its iconic pink ribbons today pulled out a white flag. on social media sites which excoriated komen for days got mixed reviews. komen announced its new event, back pedal for the cure. too little too late. the damage has been done. will wear my pink running shoes tomorrow. >> i'm
of the music world with hundreds inside the church and thousands more outside. nbc's mark barger is there with more. >> the church where whitney houston's voice first came to the public attention and the church that's been the scene of an outpouring of affection for the sing they are week was today the scene for the final farewell. >> what a voice, not a voice, the voice. >> for whitney houston's family and friends, today was not a funeral, but a home going. >> you are the only one. >> that could bring all of us together. whitney, today is your day. ♪ ♪ >> stars i including alicia keyes and stevie wonder honored houston with heartfelt gospel. >> today we as a family celebrate the life of our sister, our daughter, our mother, and our friend. >> speakers during the course of the three and a half-hour service talked of houston's faith. >> and this is more important than everything she's ever done in her life. whitney houston loved the lord. >> kevin costner spoke of the singer doubting her own talent. >> when you sing before him, don't you worry. you'll be good enough. >> in fac
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. a student stood up inside the cafeteria at a suburban cleveland high school today and opened fire. he killed one student, wounded four others before being captured. in the years since columbine, we learned a lot of lessons in this country about the signals, the danger, warning signs and acting on them in time. but today, apparently, a troubled and highly-motivated young man took matters into his own hands before others could move to prevent it. it's where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's kevin tibbles in what is now the torn-up community of chardon, ohio, 30 miles outside of cleveland. good evening. >> reporter: brian, tonight the flag outside chardon high school flies at half-staff as the city mourns both the loss of its innocence and one of its own. just after 7:30 this morning, shots rang out in the cafeteria of chardon high school. >> we have an active shooter at height school. >> reporter: inside, a single shooter opened fire sending students and teachers scrambling for safety. >> there's a lot of running, a lo
candidates here as well. live in burlingame, kimberly terry, nbc bay area. >> thank you, kimberly. >>> well gingrich spent the day in burlingame, mitt romney and rick santorum spent the day in michigan, trying to win over undecided voters. the primary there is in three days, and as nbc's brian mooar shows us, even though romney is from michigan, he didn't draw the crowds today. >> three days before the next presidential primaries and all eyes are on michigan. it's mottny's home state. but if the polls are right, it's within rick santorum's grasp. >> it is absolutely laughable to have a liberal governor of massachusetts suggest that i am not the conservative in this race. >> well thank you so much. >> romney reminded voters that santorum supported him back in 2008. >>. he said he is the clear conservative candidate. he's right, i'm the conservative candidate. and what we need in the white house is principled conservative leadership and i bring it. >> romney is under fire in michigan and he's turned up the heat on himself. holding an event in a near-empty stadium and trying to woo detroit wit
at an airport checkpoint. >>> and top dog. who stole the show at westminster? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with a pact on the payroll tax cut. house and senate negotiators have worked out a tentative deal to extend a 2 percentage point cut in the payroll tax through the end of this year. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. keep in mind what's at stake here. the 2% you got extra that you got last year, that you got so far this year, runs out at the end of the month in congress does nothing. no one on the hill wants to deal with the fallout of that. negotiators announced a tentative deal last night to keep the 2% payroll tax cut in place the rest of this year for 160 million working americans. >> at the end of the day the more that americans can keep their own money in their own pocket, i think that's better long term. >> reporter: the deal happened after the o
come true, just in time for valentine's day. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the obama white house today tried to recover from a fumble. they veered into an area that had all the makings of a political firestorm in an election year. they were accused of waging war on religion, needlessly meddling in birth control. that's what some of their friends were saying. this started on january 20th, when the administration announced religious institutions would be required to offer free birth control to employees as a benefit of health care. the white house tried to end this today. we begin tonight with white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this was a political stumble of the obama administration's own making. every day the headlines kept getting worse, and today the president himself tried to stop the bleeding. under fire from catholic bishops, republicans and some members of his own party, president obama today back tracked on his contraception mandate. >> after the man
is pulled from a sewage drain in ohio. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with positive economic signs. the u.s. economy seems to be improving as unemployment claims last week were at their lowest level since 2008 and a bailed out american auto company is now showing record profits. nbc's michelle franzen has details. >> reporter: detroit's largest automaker, general motors, posted earnings of $7.6 billion last year, its biggest profit in nearly two decades. at gm's assembly plant in flint, michigan, for the first time in two years gm's overnight shift is back up and running. 750 new full-time jobs with benefits. >> i have a real piece of mind because i feel like i'm back on track. >> reporter: the iconic american company still has a long road ahead. the government still owns a big share of stock and gm still owes billions from the bailout. on the campaign trail mitt romney worked to rub up the crowd in his native michigan, giving nod to the co
. an alabama basketball team scores not one but two buzzer beaters in the same game. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello. good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. we begin with next stop nevada. gop presidential hopefuls are taking their campaigns out west where caucuses will be held in nevada on saturday and in minnesota and colorado next tuesday. meanwhile, it was not all smooth sailing for front-runner mitt romney who instead of basking in his florida victory spent the day defending a comment he made about the poor. nbc's brian moore joins us from washington with more on this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: this coming from the candidate who made a $10,000 bet and said he likes to fire people, it is another potentially costly error. >> the success of some does not make the rest of us poorer. >> reporter: beginning today gop presidential candidate mitt romney has the official protection of the u.s. secret service. but not before he got glitter bombed by a gay rights activist and he hurt himself while talk
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with coming home. the body of singer whitney houston is back in her home state of new jersey this morning, where plans for a memorial and funeral to be held later this week are being made. meanwhile, questions and the investigation into what killed the pop star continue. nbc's sarah edwards has the latest. >> reporter: the body of 48-year-old whitney houston arrived late monday night in her home state of new jersey. early in the day, after the singer's remains were released to her family, houston's body was taken to a funeral home where it was prepared for a flight back to her hometown of newark. as houston made her final flight, questions surrounding her sudden death saturday continue. los angeles coroner's office say bottles of prescription medication were found in her room. >> the person could have suffered a heart attack of an embolism or something. no matter what medications they're taking, until we run
'll tell you what's next in the process. >>> jenna is is part of our nbc bay area investigative unit, the ha largest in the country. if you have a tip or comment for our investigates, let us know. get ahold of us. call us at 888-996-tips or e-mail us. >>> well, new at 5:00, take a look at this scene in san francisco's knowy valley. the emergency brake on a truck gave out while it was sitting near 17th and douglas. the truck thenolled down the hill. the runaway truck finally came to a stop after smashing into an suv. >> that's right, an attorney for teacher alexia is upset. 43-year-old teacher alexia bogdus faces child krutety and battery charges. charges she denies. her attorney. >> she adamantly denies she committed any type of child abuse. she's received nothing but good reviews from her supervisor and this is the first time that she's ever been made aware that her behavior could have been considered misconduct. >> reporter: but assistant attorney general paints a different picture of a preschool teacher who abused two developmentally disabled kids in her class. >> things like slap
toward next weekend. >> sounds great. "nbc nightly news" is next. more local news on the bay area at 6:00. we wseen. od >>> boiling point. an explosion of fury in afghanistan. a u.s. base under siege and tonight an all-out manhunt for a killer of u.s. troops. >>> record highs and soaring toward five bucks a gallon. what can be done to ease your pain at the pump. >>> tax refund rip-off. tech savvy thieves stealing your money. tonight, how to make sure you get back what is rightfully yours. >>> winter green. record warm weather and its boom-like benefits for families across america. >>> and all together now. ♪ a chorus of strangers making musical magic. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. that anti-u.s. uprising in afghanistan turned violent for american troops again today. at least seven u.s. soldiers were injured in a grenade attack during a protest. it happened just one day after two american military advisers were murdered inside an afghan government compound in kabul. the revolt poses a worrisome new threat to the war that already claimed more than 1,90
, nbc bay area news. >> okay, damian, thank you so much. >>> another crushing day in court for embattled san francisco county sheriff ross mirkarimi as he once again left a courtroom still banned from seeing his family. mirkarimi had hoped judge would hear his request for an emergency visitation order today. but the judge continued the order until wednesday. mirkarimi hasn't been allowed to see his wife and 2-year-old son since his arrest on misdemeanor domestic violence charges stemming from a new year's eve incident. mirkarimi says he wants nothing more than to see his little boy. he left court visibly shaken today. >> what do you want your son to know? >> i know what he -- i miss my son terribly and he misses me. i have to go. >> mirkarimi's wife showed reporters a picture their son drew for his dad. she said he asks for his father every day. mirkarimi will be back in family court next week to revisit his visitation request. >>> we haven't said this too often in the past few years. a double dose of good news heading into the weekend. the stock market and the job outlook. this is a fri
at valley medical center in san jose tonight, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, george. >>> new at eleven, five teenage boys in custody tonight after going on a rock-throwing spree in livermore. police say the five have admitted to launching river rocks while driving through neighborhoods last weekend. they left a trail of damaging debris behind breaking windows, walls, mailboxes. what they didn't count on? surveillance video. witnesses recognized the suburu seen here and tipped off police. the teenagers say they are sorry for their actions. >>> check this out. you're looking at six pounds of marijuana that will never make it to bay-area streets. the coast guard seized the pot from a sailboat in the strait last night. we're told the witness noticed the vessel sailing erratically and reported it. a 53-year-old man is in custody. >> san francisco sheriff is back in court on monday. but, tonight, we have those controversial images at the center of the domestic abuse allegations against him. nbc bay area news obatained thee still videos. you can see the bruise there on her right arm. now, tod
forward with the case in the next several days. nbc bay area news. >> stephanie, thank you. >>> we're learning more about what may have sparked an assault that landed an alameda county supervisor in the hospital. the state treasurer on the front page and a 35-year-old construction worker defending himself. this is a bit hard to follow, but here is how the story unfolded. according to "the san francisco chronicle," nadia lockyer's husband, state treasurer bill lockyer was given a sex videotape of his wife and the construction worker about six weeks before the assault. the chronicle says the treasurer was concerned the man in the tape might make the tape public if the man was forced to break off the relationship with his wife. this all came to light earlier this month when nadia lockyer accused the man of assaulting her at thomewood suites in the east bay. nadia lockyer has since taken a leave of absence from her job as supervisor while undergoing treatment for addiction problems. >>> california is known for voting democratic in the most recent presidential races, and new information
't forget we continue tonight, 7:00 eastern on nbc sports network and then tomorrow, final day of usa sevens, 12:30 eastern universal sports network and then at 2:30, nbc sportsn network and again o nbc at 4:30 tomorrow. and tonight again, the u.s. will advance and be in action, but not playing for the overall cup. until then, for brian hightower and marty snider, i'm terry gannon. so long from las vegas. >>> breaking news tonight a huge highway sign plummets on to interstate 66 hitting a truck on the road below. we'll have that story for you in just a moment. but we begin with old man winter who came roaring into the area today. a snow squall raked across the area today. take a look at this scene from dumpfrey's, virginia. if you weren't outside to see the weather, you probably heard it. >> yes endeed, the skied darkened, the winds picked up and the arctic air moved back into the washington area really for the first time this winter season, current temperatures are falling fast, down to 33 in washington, down to 27 in martinberg, 27 degrees in winchester. if you have been outside, you know
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